Savages’ Jehnny Beth has released a music video for her recent solo track ‘I’m the Man,’ which also features in the the soundtrack to the fifth season of Peaky Blinders. The video features a spoken word intro from the show’s star Cillian Murphy and was directed by series writer-director Anthony Byrne.
The new video is set in a glowing alleyway at night, with Murphy reciting a piece called ‘A Place Above’ as the camera moves in on Beth. She performs the hard-hitting song as she makes her way down the alley, spitting drinks in people’s faces and making out with drag queens. The video has a slick, but aggressive aesthetic that matches the song’s fierce vibe. You can check it out below.
“‘I’m the Man’ is an attempted study on humankind, what we define as evil and the inner conflict of morality,” Jehnny Beth said in a statement when she dropped the song. “Because it is much easier to label the people who are clearly tormented by obsessions as monsters than to discern the universal human background that is visible behind them. However, this song has not even a remote connection with a sociological study, collective psychology, or present politics. It is a poetic work first and foremost. Its aim is to make you feel, not think.”
Since the fifth season of the massively popular BAFTA-winning series BBC drama wrapped up, fans have been aching for their next hit of Peaky Blinders. On 15 November, UMC released the first ever official soundtrack to the series (currently available on BBC’s iPlayer and on Netflix in more than 100 countries outside of the UK) that has captivated audiences across the globe.
Aside from Jehnny Beth, the Peaky Blinders soundtrack also features contributions from Nick Cave, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Royal Blood, The Last Shadow Puppets, Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Laura Marling and Foals amongst others. It’s available now on 2CD, 3LP and digital.
Peaky Blinders is out now and can be bought here.